University of Waterloo Human Computer Interaction

University of Waterloo Human Computer Interaction

HCI at Waterloo


Waterloo HCI is a university-wide consortium of faculty and students who carry out research in the field of human-computer interaction (HCI). Our current research spans areas such as gesture-based interaction, surface computing, citizen science, crowdsourcing, software learning systems, mobile interaction, gaming, and intelligent software systems.

Waterloo HCI includes specialized research labs and programs in the David R. Cheriton School of Computer Science, Systems Design Engineering, Management Sciences, Applied Health Sciences, and the Games Institute. Collaborations span these individual labs, and Waterloo HCI regularly meets through our Brown Bag series, which includes talks given by visiting HCI researchers.

We are part of the GRAND digital media research network, and we have past and on-going collaborations with companies like Google, Pinterest, Thalmic Labs, Facebook, and SMART Technologies; industrial research labs like Microsoft Research, Autodesk Research, the Palo Alto Research Center (PARC), Ricoh Innovations, and Mitsubishi Electric Research Labs (MERL); and institutions such as the Natural History Museum in London.

Current Waterloo faculty with active HCI research projects include:
Ed Lank, Mike Terry, Dan Vogel, Edith Law (Computer Science)
Mark Hancock, Parmit Chilana, Stacey Scott (Engineering)
James Wallace (Applied Health Sciences)